WANTED: external spring CB CL 450 forks - any condition ~$50

MiniatureNinja

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I need a set of CB or CL 450 forks - K0 style external spring to cannibalize - the fork tubes can be bent, broken, rusty, the sleeves can be gouged, chopped, oxidized or even missing.
what I need are the internals - the guide pipe - part number 14 in the below diagram
 

teazer

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That's the top bush isn't it? Are they still available from Mr Honda?
 

MiniatureNinja

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yes - top bushing
not sure who/what Mr Honda is? I've found these bushings on eBay but they are nearly $50 each (NOS ones fetch $150)
 

Hurco550

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What are they made of? If you get the dimensions, I could turn a set on the lathe
 

teazer

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Honda usually made them out of aluminum back then but bronze would be a nice upgrade I think or does anyone sell a teflon coated set that could be machined to fit? Most teflon bushes are really thin, so perhaps a stock worn out pair of OEM bushes could be machined to fit a pair of new bushes if they are available for such skinny forks.

Might be worth checking the fork listings to see what's out there.
 

MiniatureNinja

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since they stay in place and the fork slides inside them, I think they are probably bronze - aluminium might work, provided the inside doesn't scratch up the fork tubes (shouldn't!)

Hurco, I could give you dimensions how much to turn some spacers?
 

Hurco550

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since they stay in place and the fork slides inside them, I think they are probably bronze - aluminium might work, provided the inside doesn't scratch up the fork tubes (shouldn't!)

Hurco, I could give you dimensions how much to turn some spacers?
just get me the material and overall diameter. If i have a chunk "in stock" it won't cost much, maybe $35 to do the turning. If I don't have the stock, itll be whatever the material costs + the $35
 

MiniatureNinja

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Thanks Hurco! I just found and recieved a top triple clamp that will work (I have access to a vintage motorcycle salvage yard and am doing this entire build from there) so I just need to mock up the forks in the frame with a wheel and get the length that I will need to lower it - else I can just get you the inner/outer diameter and have to make them 3" long and I can cut them down to size here....
 

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